Mechanical efficiency of chain drive vs roller drive

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by mifletz, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Batter

    Batter New Member

    Not sure is not true, you hear your friends say?

  2. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Aw come on, no comments? Doesn't anyone like the steam punk bike?
  3. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    I think it looks cool, I like it!
    I got a laugh from the use of a porch light for the headlight. It's a good idea!
  4. I dont know anything about the math or physics but I JUST change from a roller drive to chain drive today and kept the same HOnda GX35. The chain drive runs much quieter and has better acceleration and climbs much better while keeping a similar top speed. Just by looking at it run I would guess there is much less friction loss involved in chain drive......guess that's why a friction drive is called friction drive:)
  5. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    It's not really my bike; I found it on craigslist, seattle, yours for $250.